Russia Claims Syrian De-Escalation Zones Stable
Russian Ministry of Defence Statement on Situation in Syria
The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation today, Wednesday, June 28, released a statement claiming that the de-escalation zones established in Syria are stable, depsite continuing breaches of ceasefire agreements. Here is the statement in full.
Ceasefire Observation in Syria
Control groups continue monitoring the ceasefire observation within the implementation of the Memorandum on creation of the de-escalation zones in the Syrian Arab Republic, which had been signed by the Russia, Turkey, and Iran on May 4, 2017.
Situation in the de-escalation zones is assessed as stable.
Within last 24 hours, the Russian party of the Russia-Turkey Commission on violations of the Joint Agreement has registered 8 cases of firing in the provinces of Damascus (4), and Latakia (4).
The Turkish party has registered 7 cases of ceasefire violations in the provinces of Daraa (2), al-Quneitra (1), and Damascus (4).
Most cases of unselective firing from small arms have been registered in the areas controlled by insurgents of the ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groupings.
Humanitarian Aid Provided to the Syrian Population
Within last 24 hours, the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides held 4 humanitarian actions in the city of Aleppo, civilians received 2,6 tons of sets of food products.
807 people received humanitarian aid.
Total number of humanitarian events reached 1,408.
In course of the humanitarian action, Russian military physicians provided medical assistance to 88 people.
The United Nations and partners continued providing food and non-food, medical, psychological and law assistance to the Syrian Arab Republic. Moreover, recover of infrastructure and temporary accommodation of citizens is continued.
Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in the Syrian Conflict
Within last 24 hours, no ceasefire agreements have been signed in the Syrian Arab Republic.
Total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements is 1,832.
Negotiations on joining ceasefire regime have been continued with field commanders of detachments of armed opposition in the Aleppo, Damascus, Homs, Hama, Homs, Idlib and al-Quneitra provinces.
The number of armed formations, which had claimed to observe the ceasefire regime, is 223.
Image: Russian Military, Hmeymim Airbase, Syria (MODRF).